Music (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


Our NC programme has been designed to help you develop as a musician and prepare you for degree-level study in music, at Edinburgh College or elsewhere.

We welcome applicants from all musical backgrounds and disciplines, including classical, popular, traditional, and jazz. All students receive ten hours of instrumental or vocal lessons over the course of each academic year. A range of classes and activities supports the individual lessons, with a music performance at the heart of the programme.

Rehearse and perform with other musicians in supervised groups such as bands, ensembles, choirs and orchestras as appropriate; Gain experience as both performer and engineer in the recording studio; Improve your keyboard skills; Acquire fluency in using various kinds of music software; Develop your composition and songwriting skills; Study a series of set works from a variety of genres; Learn how to research and write about music; Work through an introduction to the industry; Complete a thorough course in music theory.

Entry Requirements

Higher Music. Basic knowledge of music theory and Grade 5 standard instrument or voice. You will be expected to attend an audition and interview which may include a music theory test

Progression Routes

HND or degree level study at Edinburgh College or elsewhere

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors